This year we had plenty of exciting, interesting and fun displays and demonstrations for visitors. Whatever your interests, the Kent County Show has a whole host of timed entertainment to see in between wandering around and discovering all the other aspects to the Show. Here is an idea of just what happened in a snapshot, if you would like more information on our general entertainment please click our read more button.
The Shetland Pony Grand National
A high speed dash, a blur of colours silks, flying manes and tails and the roar of the crowd. The Shetland Pony Grand National was a must see in the Astor Ring each day.
The Kent Spitfire known as ‘Spirit of Kent’ from the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar
The ‘Spirit of Kent’ better known as ‘The Kent Spitfire’ is a MK9 TA805 with the No. 234 Squadron colours. The aircraft flies in memory of No. 131 (County of Kent) Fighter Squadron. The Kent Spitfire completed an exciting display over the Kent Showground on all three Show days.
Titan the Robot
Our old friend Titan was back at the Show for all three days. This giant robot is a must see for anyone coming to the Kent County Show.
Rentadinosaur – New for 2017
Meet the dinosaurs at the Kent County Show this year. With the most anatomically realistic live Tyrannosaurus show in the UK, visitors met a variety of dinosaurs including Dexter, a 2 year old Baby T.rex who walks, roars and chases on command!
Mr and Mrs Flora – New for 2017
Mr and Mrs Flora were greeting visitors around the Show. They are sure to enchant you with the most dramatic living flower displays you will have ever seen.
The sheep, with their colours and jockeys on board, will be paraded and introduced to the audience. The sheep are then led to the start line and away they go down a course of brightly coloured jumps, accompanied by an amusing commentary.
Free Pony Rides
Young visitors to the Show were able to ride the ponies free of charge and were supplied with a BHS riding hat.
Old Milk Parlour – New for 2017
Visit the unique display of a vintage dairy, dating from the 1940’s to the 1960’s.
Vic Ellis’s roving One Man Band
Vic is popular with all ages and suitable for a wide range of events and venues. A unique performer, covered with over 20 instruments, he sings and dances to his own music.
Kentish Morris Dancers
You wouldn’t be at a Kent County Show without seeing a few Morris Dancers. Steeped in Kentish tradition, Morris dancing is often associated with beer and it is the link to hop gardens and brewing that has fostered a link with the county.
Browse, buy and be entertained at the Antique and Vintage Market in the John Hendry Pavilion. A vibrant area bursting with antique, vintage, retro, collectable, shabby chic, preloved, upcycled and bizarre items. Plus upholstery demonstrations, a chill area, music and quick craft ideas for adults and children – all with a bygone theme.
Yarn Bombing – New for 2017
New for 2017, the Woolly Maids from Maidstone were yarn bombing the trees and fences around the bandstand and Catering Court A to add a bright and colourful addition to this area.
The traditional funfair is a nostalgic nod to days gone by when funfairs were built by craftsmen and travelled the country. The Kent County Show had an exciting blend of rides and stalls that tests your skills and give you plenty of thrills!Find out more